Makeup Primer For Beginners

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When it comes to makeup, primer is one of the most important steps. It helps the foundation last longer and prevents your skin from becoming shiny or greasy. Here are some great options for makeup primers for beginners.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin

284 Reviews

$54.00

Loving this primer! Makes my makeup go on flawlessly. There is no “pilling” or build up like with other primers....I would 100% recommend this to any makeup beginner or anyone who needs a moisturizing primer!...Great primer!

What it is: A makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.

Finish:
Radiant

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Refresh dry or dehydrated skin instantly with Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster. Its rich, creamy texture features ginseng, glycerin, and glycols to boost skin's hydration and a radiant look for up to 24 hours, while the invisible wear extends makeup. This primer works perfectly for all skin tones.

Danessa Myricks BeautyYummy Skin Glow Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide

Size: 1.1 oz/ 32.5mL·ITEM: 2575322

Color: Main Squeeze - champagne gold for all skin types

336 Reviews

$46.00

Perfect product to give you all the juicy glow for beginners to professionals! Wear it alone or underneath foundation for the yummiest glow from within. ...This is one of the only primers that I can use on top of any sunscreen without it pilling!

What it is: A skincare-infused, radiant priming serum that hydrates, preps, and protects skin for a lit-from-within glow.

Finish:
Radiant

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness, Pores, and Uneven Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Visibly brightens dullness and protects skin from free radicals.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.

$21.00

New fav primer...Love how the formula felt against my skin, like a matte and gel kind of touch. My makeup looks smooth and not too cakey like the other primers....would recommend for beginners...This product is pretty nice but it kinda has a weird texture but I would say my makeup wasn't to messed up after wearing it. The bottle does that a while

What it is: A hydrating, cushiony gel primer that blurs the look of pores and fine lines, boosts and extends makeup wear, and helps fight shine all day.

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and conditions.
- Green Tea Extract: Helps soothe and calm skin.
- Vitamin E: Protects skin from environmental stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, and retinyl palmitate. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

$57.00

the best of primers...This primer leaves a silky smooth canvas to hold makeup for hours longer. ...My go-to primer...Love this primer!! My makeup sits so beautifully when using this smash box primer.

What it is: A clear primer gel that smooths skin and pores so your makeup lasts, while vitamins A and E protect your skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores while locking in your makeup with this primer. Lightweight and oil-free, it gives you a flawless finish, while antioxidants and vitamins A and E help protect your skin from pollutants, damage, and stress.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONSmooth + Blur Primer

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413318

458 Reviews

$22.00

Holy Grail of Primers!...Sephora Collection gifted me to this product, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I’m new to primer but this seems to be the holy grail of affordable primers! ...Sephora Collection gifted me to this product, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I love a good primer! and this one is excellent for beginners and it also seamlessly blends into the skin very naturally.

What it is: A silky makeup primer that gives a soft-focused, blurred effect to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Dryness, Oil, Pores, and Uneven Skin Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Gingko Extract and Stabilized Vitamin E: Known to protect skin from environmental factors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight formula diffuses imperfections and smooths your skin texture with a soft-powder finish. It is perfect as a smooth base to extend makeup wear and is formulated for all skin types.

$22.00

Best Anti-Redness Primer!...I had a smooth foundation application after. This primer is definitely worth buying. Smashbox never fails with their primers. ...Nice primer, no noticeable color correction though...It works well as a primer under my makeup, so I still like it.

What it is: A mini color-correcting, green-toned primer that neutralizes redness while defending skin and perfecting makeup.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silkscreen Complex (Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Probiotic Extract, Vitamins, and Algae): Nourishes, visibly balances, and defends skin.
- Algae: Calms and soothes stressed skin.
- Rose and Mushroom: Reduce the look of irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

$49.00

I'm still learning how to put makeup on and often don't like how it turns out (dry looking). ...Best Primer Ever...One of the best primers I’ve ever used, it moisturizes and leaves the face ready for makeup.

What it is:
A weightless, three-in-one coconut water-infused mist that primes, sets, and refreshes makeup while it helps keep skin hydrated.

What it does:
This super hydrating, multitasking mist can be used as a primer before makeup, a setting spray to keep makeup in place all day, and a mid-day refresher anytime your skin needs a boost, serving as the perfect cure for a beauty hangover.

$7.80

A fantastic primer at a fantastic price! I couldn’t believe that for under $5 this primer is probably one of the best primers I’ve ever used. ...Great for beginners to primer!...I got this primer because my wedding was coming up and I needed my makeup to last the entire day.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A high-adherence blurring surface smoother and primer with advanced adaptive silicones.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This formula uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and lasts longer. It can be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator to reduce the looks of pores and imperfections.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

$38.00

Love the texture and feel of this primer. Highly recommend to anyone from beginners to long time makeup users. ...A hydrating, beginner-friendly primer!...It's not as matte as I expected, as my oily t-zone still shone through a couple hours into the day, but it definitely felt hydrating. It's a good beginner-friendly product!

What it is: A hydrating, cushiony gel primer that blurs the look of pores and fine lines, boosts and extends makeup wear, and helps fight shine all day.

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and conditions.
- Green Tea Extract: Helps soothe and calm skin.
- Vitamin E: Protects skin from environmental stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, and retinyl palmitate. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

$27.00

This hydro primer is amazing! It goes on so smooth. Makes my makeup lazy forever with a silky finish I highly reccomend this product love this brand and all there primers but this primer is definitely my favorite....The best primer!...This is my first time trying this primer, and I have to say it’s one of the best primers I’ve used.

What it is: A clean, silicone-free dewy makeup primer with hyaluronic acid that grips makeup for up to 12 hours and hydrates skin to prevent meltdown and caking.

Finish:
Radiant Natural Matte

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Agave Extract: Grips makeup to prevent melting, fading, and caking.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Hemp-Derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Boost hydration to visibly smooth uneven texture.
- Aloe Water + Hemp-derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Provide additional boost of hydration to lock in moisture .

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This silicone-free, oil-free makeup primer goes on clear to work across all skin tones and types.

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